Even though it looks like an autumn 2019 trend report, it’s even more otherworldly! This #EarthArt is a view of river mouths in Northern Madagascar captured by Christina Koch (@Astro_Christina ) from the International Space Station (@ISS ). These waters are often a rusty red year-round because they carry iron-rich sediment from highlands in the island’s interior where they originate. Upon meeting the president of Madagascar, one astronaut is said to have joked: “Oh, yes, I know your country. It is the one bleeding into the ocean.” Photographing the Earth from the space station is an important way for @nasaastromaterials scientists to keep an eye on our ever-changing planet from a priceless perspective. You could call it our own trend report of sorts!
Image Credit: NASA/Christina Hammock Koch